How the Woke Left lost the free speech debate and gave Southern and Molyneux a marketing victory

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I’m an old school class based lefty.

For me, it is the hegemonic structure of neoliberalism, a system of economics that benefits corporates and the ultra rich that binds everyone together. It is policy focused on challenging that hegemonic structure that can bond the various allies required to form a democratic majority, it should be where we draw strength from.

The class based economic left however has been eclipsed inside the movement by identity politics.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe identity politics is an incredibly important personal journey that helps define ones philosophy and view of society based on personal experience.

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As a means of defining oneself, it is an important movement. In creating the solidarity a democratic majority requires however, it is utterly counterproductive. Screaming, “I’m different and you’re wrong”, isn’t much of  a recruitment strategy when you are trying to get people to vote for you.

The irony that Identity Politics is exactly what fed the rise of Nazis and Fascism isn’t amusing, it’s deeply concerning.

The Left look for traitors, the Right look for recruits.

We saw this dimension explode in early 2017 when Identity Politic Activists joined forces to try and  roll Andrew Little over his decision to bring Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor on board as candidates.

The strategy Labour ran with for the 2017 election was the one Matt McCarten constructed. To win, Labour needed to ensure National couldn’t get to 51% in Parliament and that required tactics that would see the Māori Party implode and United Future die. By appointing Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor as candidates, it meant Peter Dunne finally faced a candidate who could beat him and the Māori Party lost urban Māori support.

How did the Identity Politic Activists within Labour react to this? A senior Labour MP hired a private PR firm to maximise criticism of Little’s decision and threatened a letter signed by hundreds of youth activists who promised to leave if Jackson (whose crime was an old Talkback interview) and O’Connor (whose crime was being a white male) were allowed to be candidates.

Little didn’t loss his nerve and he stared down this challenge and the candidate choices stood.

This strategy ended up being the thing that ultimately won the 2017 election for Labour, by eliminating National’s support parties, National failed to get to 51% in Parliament making it possible for Labour, Greens & NZ First to form one.

The problem with the Identity Politic Activists is that they don’t want a broad church, they want a pure temple where only those who acquiesce to the Woke Left are allowed in. This elitism is partly why Brexit & Trump won.

The Progressive Left are currently riven by these tensions and new sensitivities. We don’t know if we are Arthur or Martha (and if we ever did decide, there’d be a 6 month hui to debate pronoun use). Trigger free safe spaces with emotional support peacock petting zoos have suddenly replaced rational debate on social media platforms that are algorithmically fuelled by micro aggression policing outrage.

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The Woke Left would protest the Vagina Monologues for not being sensitive enough to women without vaginas. It’s like a Spinoff TV dinner party where Simon Wilson has just finished a 5 hour powerpoint presentation on the importance of cycle lanes while you’re stuck between Lizzie Marvelly and Toby Manhire arguing over who hates men most and who can firebomb the Pop-Up Globe fastest. You can’t get to a democratic majority of 51% if people suspect you want to legislate infant girls being gifted anything pink as a hate crime.

I’m thinking about all of this as the free speech fight has erupted.

I believe we have been horribly trolled by these crypto-fascsists into over reacting by giving these two immense media attention as well as looking too frightened to engage and debate them.

Watching those from the Woke Left claim that free speech is actually a white privilege has been one of the most intellectually disappointing moments since the Fourth Labour Government advocated for Rogernomics.

I don’t know if the Woke Left can control themselves enough to not get so carried away they violently clash with Southern and Molyneux while denouncing anyone supporting free speech as Nazis.

Middle NZ will be looking on uncomfortably and start inching back towards National.

I’m pretty sure Jordan Peterson has half the support he does just because the Woke Left’s over the top response to him makes people defend him.

For me the defining line of politics, class and power is not defined by being straight, gay, bi, trans, white, black, brown, yellow, Christian, Male, Female, non-binary, Muslim, Atheist, Buddhist or Hindu.

It is defined between the 1% and their enablers who hold all the wealth vs the 99% of the rest of us who don’t. Class when defined like this is the ultimate solidarity and the means to a democratic majority.

In late stage neoliberal capitalism with a looming environmental crisis which poses a literal existential threat to our species, the sooner we can find the common cause of us all being slaves under a neoliberal structure that is killing us and the biosphere, the sooner we can keep the democratic majority to change that system so true agency can be shared by everyone, not just the privileged few.

 

 

 

 

 

45 COMMENTS

  1. Extremely well put Martyn. As a life long leftist, I too have watched with unease as identity politics has hijacked what the left is truly about. Their antics provide a convenient distraction which the neoliberals use to scare the mainstream voter into voting for the right. They detract from the true aim of the left, which should be to bring about a fair, social democratic society in which everyone has an opportunity to suceed – regardless of whether one was born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth or not.

    • Precisely. At first I thought these two were irritating mosquitoes preaching to the converted, and as such mainly a minor distraction.

      Having just read Simon Copland’s report on Stefan Molyneux’s vile attack on Australia’s aborigines, I wanted to cry. If Molyneux comes to this country and dissects NZ Maori in the same way, the repercussions could be ugly, and unfortunately, understandably so.

  2. I don’t always agree with all you say, or sometimes don’t agree with how you say it….

    ….but I agree 100% with this.

    Just like I believe Lauren Southern is actually a fraud, looking at leveraging off her looks and acting ability to create a profit centre, I also think some of the shrieking left are more concerned with creating an enduring media & social profile that they can leverage off when their “outrage/woke moments” wear thin, and they need to shift to whatever position they need to take to get attention.

    Some…not all.

    • Nick Stone;

      “Just like I believe Lauren Southern is actually a fraud,….”

      She is a journalist, author and documentary maker.

      Her feature is a doco called ‘Farmlands’ – highlighting white genocide in South Africa.

      FARMLANDS (2018) Official Documentary
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=114&v=a_bDc7FfItk

      Lauren Southern website.
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCla6APLHX6W3FeNLc8PYuvg

      Stefan Molyneux has been called “Canada’s Chomsky”.
      He prides himself with Reason and Logic. Highly intelligent. Would out-debate most in NZ.
      Has one of the largest and most popular Philosophy sites on the Internet.
      Many might view him as a ‘smarmy smart arse.’ His humour is subtle. Entertaining.

      His controversial interview on Race and IQ.
      “Stefan Molyneux on Race and IQ (Pt. 2) – The Rubin Report”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0KKc6GbeNo

      Stefan Molyneux website.
      https://www.youtube.com/user/stefbot

      Makes you wonder what all the screaming hordes are all frightened about.
      Truth maybe?
      Hope to be some help.

      • Stefan Molyneux has been called “Canada’s Chomsky”.

        By whom? Not by anyone familiar with Chomsky’s work, I hope.

        He prides himself with Reason and Logic.

        He sure does pride himself, that much is obvious from watching him speak. He obviously also is pretty clever, because he can fake a veneer of what looks like logic and reason over the bog-standard White supremacy bullshit that he’s peddling. It wouldn’t fool anyone who is familiar with actual reason and logic, but it’s certainly good enough to fool a lot of people who aren’t as clever as him.

        That’s what makes racist shits like him so dangerous – their ability to present their White supremacist propaganda as mere philosophical, reason-based descriptions of reality, that just coincidentally leads to the (unspoken – never, ever spoken, of course!) conclusion that White people are superior to everyone else.

        Makes you wonder what all the screaming hordes are all frightened about.

        You wonder why coloured people might be frightened to see White supremacists drawing big crowds and helping racism go mainstream? Seriously?

        • Milt, there’s enough ammo in the thread to mount a cogent argument against the pair of them with superior ideas. Calling them fascists doesn’t cut the mustard with the general public who pretty much are innured to identity politics of labelling. Better to face them off at their own game and get to the 51% Bomber alluded to.

          On that note there are some contentious issues the Left needs to get it’s head around. For example denial of the intellectual and cultural heritage of the West and description of the benefits as adverse to anyone who is not western is a great way not to get to 51%. To give cultures strength they need pride. Pride can coexist with pride, when Molyneaux diminishes one culture he diminishes both. When identity Leftists get on the case of enobling another culture over their own they diminish their own. Remember the game needs to persuade 51%.

          • I think calling these two fascists is factually incorrect, an insult to the victims of actual fascists and generally counter-productive. Te Reo Putake’s pieces on this subject over at The Standard are an example of that.

            However, Molyneux at least is a White supremacist, as evidenced by the speech reported in the link above. There’s no reason not to call him one.

            • “I think calling these two fascists is factually incorrect …

              …However, Molyneux at least is a White supremacist”

              Sorry, what’s the difference? Aren’t both from the same end of the far-right political spectrum?

              Anyways, it’s splitting hairs in the final analysis. I don’t even think 99% of NZers know or care about these two. It’s incredible that so much space has been allocated to a couple of extremists that the vast majority simply care very little about (though Mr Trotter seems to have been fascinated by them, considering the screeds he’s written on the pair)
              I concur with those who remind us that there are bigger problems confronting us in this country after 30-something years of neo-liberal dogma-driven policies. In case anyone has noticed, National is hell-bent on returning to creating more charter schools, a privatisation-by-stealth of our education system. Plus their cliched “tough on crime” rhetoric. Thats what should be on our minds right now.

      • “She is a journalist, author and documentary maker”

        Journalist?? Who for?? I can call myself a brain surgeon but trust me, you wouldnt me anywhere near you even with tweezers to put a splinter. Wanna put it to the test??
        Ok, Iain, youre an altright-winger. We get that. Question for you is what do you hope to achieve here on THe Daily Blog? Converts?? Hah, fat chance!!
        But not that I’d want your comments censored or you banned, youre my humorous relief.

      • Canada’s Chomsky?

        Humus peach oaken!

        He sounds a lot more like Canada’s Heinrich Himmler…

        • Molyneuxs got along way before he catches Jordan Peterson, Canada’s real intellectual. And Jordan started like atleast 2 years after Molyneux and ran him down over night basically.

          • The rise of JBP has been very interesting. Haven’t read his book but the speeches and Q&As are very interesting.

          • Jordan Peterson is also onboard with the Race/IQ thing, in fact has been interviewed by Molyneux on the subject. So y’all have to picket him too if and when he comes to NZ.

            • So another racist in intelligentsia clothing then? What is it with these racists resurrecting 1930s nazi-style eugenics/aryan master-race bullshit??

          • Andy we know all the tricks, or a lot of them. To me Molyneux is the intellectual version of serving el a crarte beer in a bottle instead of a glass. Where as Peterson has a reputation for admitting his mistakes Molenuex uses his mistakes as PR stunt for cash. I don’t even want to go through with you the reality of hardening boarder security for an immigration problem that doesn’t currently exist and a direction few kiwis have the stomach for.

            • Wow Sam ‘boarder security’ does need to be tightened, you wouldn’t want the wrong boarder moving into your house. ‘An immigration problem that doesn’t exist”, is 70,000 immigrants per year not enough? Haven’t you heard of the housing crisis, the overstretched health education and welfare infrastructure, how about the Auckland congestion? No problems for the elite, but its the workers who suffer.

              • We’re discussing amongst other things Molyneuxs statements around immigration and culture ie ban Islam and civilise Māori. So private native schools or charter schools basically. Now you can come in and pick a side or relax and kick back while we continue on the discussion for you.

            • NZ doesn’t have an immigration problem because we have very strict border controls.

              i.e “Far Right” by the definitions the media use

              • When Britain started charging taxes on there lowest quality land around the turn of last century that pushed a lost of Scott’s towards New Zealand. Famine in Ireland before that pushed some Irish our way. Now famine in the Middle East is pushing Muslims our way. And I’m not shy in acknowledging the role New Zealand’s government has played in creating refugee crises after refugee crises in New Zealand and abroad.

                • Gee you’re really smoking now with grasping at straws stuff now Sam. Many of those Scots you mentioned left as a result of the English land clearances, I should know, I’m descended from some of them.

                  You’re right about the Irish spud famine though, I’m descended from some of them as well.

                  Bye the way our Waka is full. Time for a little Fortress NZ breathing space so we can get on with looking after our own & some long overdue future proofing. Mazel tov comrade.

      • Had a quick look always thought these guys were pro Hitler by the way the lefties react.

        Instead sounds like one of their issues is highlighting horrific murders going on in South Africa that for what ever reason don’t seem to be getting much sympathy or press – drowning children in boiling water and stabbing people’s eyes out is not OK for any race or government to be complacent about.

        https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/9430173/South-African-12-year-old-drowned-in-boiling-water-after-seeing-parents-killed.html

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4219230/South-African-mother-naked-EYES-gouged-out.html

        I don’t agree with their ideas but the world turning a blind eye to this on widespread scale aka race based murder and attacks is not acceptable and it will spread.

        Just like the international community condemned apartheid they need to monitor and condemn this too.

        • Of course the plight in SA is horrendous, but there is no value in virtue signally over tortured white SA famers, no memes to post, no facebook avatars to have a cuddly rainbow overlay on, so no one cares

          • If what is driving people to this is the fear of ‘white genocide or discrimination’ aka if that is what is going on in South Africa when it becomes racially divided after a white minority loses power.

            Two wrongs don’t make a right and anyone under 25 wasn’t even born when apartheid was going on.

            If in SA 8% of white people are left and can have their kids drowned in boiling water, attacked repeatedly and the government has stopped recording racial crime statistics, and does not take crime against them seriously as well as a culture of burning down buildings like schools then that is not going to rebuild SA.

            Also sounds like the SA government is going to take back the farmers land without compensation.

            If this is the case then you can pretty much work out the much touted new South Africa after Nelson Mendela’s truth and reconciliation is not working and it is again divided by racal hatred.

            Increasing violence is not going to catapult the new SA government economy into life, quite the opposite they need to address the safety concerns and crime there not turn a blind eye to it.

            People are not going to work hard on businesses and decrease the 25- 50% unemployment rate of modern SA and increase prosperity in SA if criminals are going around murdering, raping and stealing from other people and laughing about killing kids by boiling them in court.

            And if lefties think that’s ok to turn a blind eye to torture of any race then they highlight a real issue (against many that Southern and Molyneux tout that seem to be based on rubbish).

      • Iain, so you’re a right winger in support of neo-fascists? Ok. Just so we have you pegged.
        And for the record, the last country that employed aryan superiority ideology set off World War 2, killed millions, and all but destroyed itself. The ideology of nazism and it’s handmaiden, white supremacy, was so vile it united the West and the Soviet Union to defeat it.
        If that’s what you’re lining up with, we’ll have no truck with it thank you very much.

  3. Identity politics is postmodern individualism or the old bourgeois “sovereign individual” postmodernised by capitalism in its end days.

    Working class identity presumes a consciousness of class reflects the hegemony of that class. The bourgeosie is class conscious, most wage workers are not.

    To achieve working class collective identity, bourgeois identity politics has to be transcended. Not rejected, but transformed by the class struggle.

    National, ethnic, gender identities have historically been formed by class societies to serve the ruling classes. Gender identity originated in the male oppression of women. Gender wars are still about the oppression of women.

    To transcend the cultural wars over sex and gender, we have to cooperate to end the reproduction of gender oppression in class society.

    Similarly nationalism and ethnicity are turned from tribal identities into artificial new identities to fuel the rise of capitalism and now threatens chaos and destruction.

    To transcend these socially constructed identities which lead to wars and genocides we have to end the class society that uses them to oppress us.

    But one thing is sure. The transcendence of gender politics by working class politics has nothing to do with winning a ‘democratic’ majority in the bosses state.

    The only way to overcome these divisions in the working class are to united in struggle to prove that the common identity of class-to-end- class society is the only way to allow all ‘identities’ free expression.

    • Yup, all true.

      Take note Bomber, anything to do with the current political structure ain’t gonna cut it.

      You end up looking like an appeaser by thinking you can negotiate with the establishment and that ain’t good…

    • Here’s an idea Dave. Go out, to the dairy, shops, anywhere. Find an industrial or post industrial proletarian. Yes, somebody who identifies as such and knows others.
      Next step question them about class consciousness, and whether they support identity politics. Good luck, that should keep you busy for a while.

  4. Totally agree, the new ‘white power’ vs ‘free speech’ debate has been manipulated by the 1% and their enablers to keep the debate out of real issues and atrocities and focused on soft and distracting targets. The propaganda about Corbyn is a case in point.

    In NZ what a furore over a couple of nobodies who believe it’s ok to be white.

    To put it in context the Urewera raids happened because law enforcement were worried about Maori groups who thought that NZ land should go back to Maori. Police and politicians were shown to be wrong on acting against those people. Freedom of speech is allowed in this country about race issues.

    If you act and stop freedom of speech, you become the thought police.

    Having a pluralism of views, should not be a crime unless like in the Israel state they start killing people and wars over it!

    In my view personal thoughts and free speech is OK, if anyone goes beyond that, into action, then the law should be there to stop hate crimes.

    The identity politics left is a real problem in NZ because their hysteria is turning people off and dividing people. The Natz never stop dissing the Greens (James Shaw) in particular about his so called Gender dysphoria group obsession. (manufactured, probably!)

    Labour and Greens need to wise up about the damages a perceived obsession about identity politics can be. (‘when 70% of people in NZ are Pakeha for example and they appear to hate being pakeha).

  5. There are 500 holds on the first copy returned of 126 copies of Jordan Peterson’s latest book’12 Rules for Life; an Antidote for Chaos.’ An earlier book ‘Maps of Meaning’ has 64 holds on first return of 6 copies.
    Maps of Meaning discusses mythologies and beliefs from old cultures, referencing Nietzche, Dostoevsky, Eliade, Jung, Joseph Campbell among others.
    Looks like people are parched for meaning in the desert caused by neo -liberalism, moral relativism and the reduction of the human psyche (soul) in identity politics.
    An Asian who lived 18 years in an Asian Communist country has this to say in appreciation of Peterson’s ‘ 12 Rules for Life’ on the Amazon site.
    ‘What I have seen after living in Europe and America, is that the radical left of the Western political spectrum is (ironically) transforming into a totalitarian force in the name of “Anti-Everything-Evil.” They want the government to control the free conversation and wealth distribution, in the name of anti-racism, anti-sexism (prejudice against other genders), anti-misogyny (prejudice against women) or anti-bigotry (prejudice against different opinion, which is hilarious). But let me tell you: when it comes to limiting freedom of speech and distributing wealth from the “rich” to the “poor,” Communist Asians did a very similar thing, in the name of anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, etc. Nothing good came out of it.’

    https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/0345816021

    For anyone who wants to go beyond Jung, Jordan Peterson etc. I would recommend the scholar of Islamic studies Dr. Henry Corbin or Tom Cheetham who manages to simplify Corbin. Corbin wrote an very interesting book called ‘The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism.’

    • Archonblatter, the name Jordan Peterson makes the identitarian Left fall into paroxisms of rage. His crime is inconvenient truth; he confronts everything with empirical evidence. That poses a problem the CTRL Left respond to with relativism and value judgements. Of course Peterson points out a spade is not a fork no matter how much your opinion says it is.

      Naturally Peterson then gets called alt Right and fascist…which are so wrong that the accusers start to lose any credibility. Proves Bombers point.

      • …he confronts everything with empirical evidence.

        I think you’re confusing “presents empirical evidence” with “says things I agree with.” He often makes some pretty good arguments for his views, but that’s not the same as having “empirical evidence” for them.

  6. Impeachable construct of yours today Martyn all hats off to you my friend.

    Like you I was schooled from early 1950’s when we had very few Millionaires and many average middle class people during the halcyon days of a strong socialist egalitarian society where no-one want without much a everything was cheap (except vehicles).

    Now we do live in a divided society where the rich rustle to control the 90% of us at the bottom now.

    Labour are clever as they used the MMP political system to their benefit and national are still stunned by MMP removing them from power and by the sound of Simple Simon Bridges he still thinks that his party will take over in 2020 and he has not laid out any policies that will set them up for a takeover.

    For instance we meet in Gisborne last week with some local folks fighting to restore their rail services and one of the members of the rail group told me that they met Simon Bridges and asked him to reopen the rail service from Gisborne to Napier again if he got back into power, and he said (quote) “NO IT WONT HAPPEN”

    So we and our East cast community have just finally got Kiwi rail to re-open the rail from Napier to Wairoa, and that is leaving the rail service just sitting there waiting to be opened to Gisborne just about 43 kms south of Gisborne and clueless Simon Bridges won’t even consider reconnecting Gisborne to rail again?

    Even Bridges is failing to consider the carbon emission lowering of using rail rather than just more trucks by fixing a one km washout between Wairoa and Gisborne is not important to him and his party!!!!

    Simon Bridges should’ve been smart not stupid and considered rail as an asset, he should consider to reopen a rail service to the most isolated City in our country to the NZ rail system?????

    This one issue now has vividly demonstrated why Simon Bridges and his National Party will fail to win back the regions again sorry man he is, as he now is openly stating now he is connected to an iwi as a ‘Maori’, and that was after the iwi’s in Gisborne had asked him to re-open the rail service frim Gisborne to Napier for freight and passengers and he turned them down!!!

  7. “I believe we have been horribly trolled by these crypto-fascsists into over reacting by giving these two immense media attention as well as looking too frightened to engage and debate them.”

    And The daily Blog has been party to this, Bomber. Lets not overlook the screeds of blogposts from yourself and Chris Trotter on this issue. Like seriously??? If this is what taxes the best minds on the Left, then I lament for us. I am so fucking over this issue. Give it a rest. Please.

  8. This has been disturbing to me. Bloggers and cementers that usually have reasonable ideas and good comments seem unable to separate the concept of free speech from their opinion of what might be said or who might be saying it.
    How can democracy be effective with a widespread willingness to muzzle opinion, and even information.
    It has been depressing.
    D J S

  9. Greetings Martin,

    I’ve been watching the Free Speech discourse, since Auckland Peace Action threatened action against Southern and Molyneux which prompted the Goff goof in blocking their rights to utter their crap.

    I’ve been frustrated by the mass rant flamed by the various offerings from the MSM and the surge of support for the Free Speech Coalition crowd funded court action ($60k in fuk all daze) all premised on the free speech principle.

    Of course if the APA hadn’t threatened and Goff hadn’t goofed the thing would have got bugger all column inches, instead of miles and miles it has gained; see Bryce Edward’s latest NZ Politics Daily, ~10 stories (there’s a few repeats) – it’s similar for last weeks.

    https://mailchi.mp/criticalpolitics/nz-politics-daily-30-july-2018?e=31c46da39d

    Which squeezes the discourse into – free speech = Southern and Molyneux’s right to utter or not… How is that relevant to NZ and our wellbeing?

    —-

    In the meantime the real free speech story of the century: that of the plight of a true and real free speech warrior is lost in the background of NZ hyporcitical nonsense.

    Julian Assange Wikileaks editor has been subject to arbitrary detention for being an effective free speech supporter – UN decision;

    https://justice4assange.com/UN-Working-Group-Decision.html

    Wikileaks guarantees anonymity of whistleblowers who inform the public of corruption and criminal behaviour of governments and corporations.

    Of course the MSM and those that blindly follow their propaganda will ignore the plight of Assange or bang on that he is a rapist – a narrative from the same group of interests that gave us Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction. Let’s deal to that, there’s no charge of sexual violation!

    https://justice4assange.com/

    None of the nations currently involved wants the true free speech champion; not UK, not Ecuador and not the Australian Government.

    What about New Zealand – free speech capital of the world!

    Give Julian Assange in Godzone – you can assist, sign the petition to NZ Parliament, and give him asylum here.

    https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_78652/petition-of-greg-rzesniowiecki-provide-julian-assange

    My reasons for initiating the petition here:

    http://values-compasspointsinaposttruthworld.blogspot.com/2018/07/provide-julian-assange-with-political.html

    Free Assange NZ facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/FreeAssangeNZ/

    #Unity4J:

    https://unity4j.com/

    Let’s get real about who is the enemy – the corporate vultures that ever spin the #WarPig narrative of fear and loathing of the other – identity politics feeds hatred of the other.

    Whilst hating the other one is hardly going to combine for the wellbeing of people and planet.

    Here’s an opportunity to shine a light for true freedom and justice from the depravations and oppressions of Empire – Let’s do this now!

    Let’s Do This.

  10. Greetings Martin,

    I’ve been watching the Free Speech discourse, since Auckland Peace Action threatened action against Southern and Molyneux which prompted the Goff goof in blocking their rights to utter their crap.

    I’ve been frustrated by the mass rant flamed by the various offerings from the MSM and the surge of support for the Free Speech Coalition crowd funded court action ($60k in fuk all daze) all premised on the free speech principle.

    Of course if the APA hadn’t threatened and Goff hadn’t goofed the thing would have got bugger all column inches, instead of miles and miles it has gained; see Bryce Edward’s latest NZ Politics Daily, ~10 stories (there’s a few repeats) – it’s similar for last weeks.

    https://mailchi.mp/criticalpolitics/nz-politics-daily-30-july-2018?e=31c46da39d

    Which squeezes the discourse into – free speech = Southern and Molyneux’s right to utter or not… How is that relevant to NZ and our wellbeing?

    —-

    In the meantime the real free speech story of the century: that of the plight of a true and real free speech warrior is lost in the background of NZ hyporcitical nonsense.

    Julian Assange Wikileaks editor has been subject to arbitrary detention for being an effective free speech supporter – UN decision;

    https://justice4assange.com/UN-Working-Group-Decision.html

    Wikileaks guarantees anonymity of whistleblowers who inform the public of corruption and criminal behaviour of governments and corporations.

    Of course the MSM and those that blindly follow their propaganda will ignore the plight of Assange or bang on that he is a rapist – a narrative from the same group of interests that gave us Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction. Let’s deal to that, there’s no charge of sexual violation!

    https://justice4assange.com/

    None of the nations currently involved wants the true free speech champion; not UK, not Ecuador and not the Australian Government.

    What about New Zealand – free speech capital of the world!

    Give Julian Assange in Godzone – you can assist, sign the petition to NZ Parliament, and give him asylum here.

    https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_78652/petition-of-greg-rzesniowiecki-provide-julian-assange

    My reasons for initiating the petition here:

    http://values-compasspointsinaposttruthworld.blogspot.com/2018/07/provide-julian-assange-with-political.html

    Free Assange NZ facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/FreeAssangeNZ/

    #Unity4J:

    https://unity4j.com/

    Let’s get real about who is the enemy – the corporate vultures that ever spin the #WarPig narrative of fear and loathing of the other – identity politics feeds hatred of the other.

    Whilst hating the other one is hardly going to combine for the wellbeing of people and planet.

    Here’s an opportunity to shine a light for true freedom and justice from the depravations and oppressions of Empire – Let’s do this now!

    Let’s Do This.

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